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Intersting case: there's a consensus here on TG (and also on Wikipedia), to write articles about imaginary concepts from literature in past tense. The article says:

"[Ingwë] lives in [[Tirion]], in the tower called ''[[Mindon Eldaliéva]]''."

Should this sentence be changed to past tense? I would instinctively say yes, but one could argue that Ingwe is supposed to still live in Tirion. On the other hand, we would then have to discuss the difficult issues of the relation between Arda and our World (the fifth and sixth ages, and so forth), and perhaps that wouldn't be fruitful. Any thoughts?

I'll change the sentence to past tense. Let me now if you differ.

--Morgan 18:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Past tense. But the whole article is a mess anyway so this problem might be avoided with a rewrite. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:23, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm doing some small tweaks, so hold on a little.--Morgan 18:29, 21 June 2011 (UTC)